7 Steps to Be Inspired

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If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...

  • 1) Don’t be afraid to fail. In each of our failures there is a something to gain or learn from. Sometimes the simple lesson is in learning what not to do. What we often perceive as a “failure” is actually just a lesson that life is teaching us. Try a different approach.

    2) Don’t be afraid to speak up and use your voice. Too often we hold back from saying what we really want to say or mean to say. Sometimes the biggest regrets we have are the things we never said to someone while they were still around to hear it.

    3) It’s okay to feel your feelings. We’ve come to a stage in existence where we’re told that any display of genuine emotion makes us “weak” or “crazy”. The brute mentality of “feelings are lame” seems to have taken over. We must change this. Our feelings are what make us human. We are not robots and we shouldn’t be expected to act as such. If something makes you feel something inside – it’s okay to feel it. It’s okay to express it. Don’t let other people, the media or social media bully you into believing that your feelings are bad, dumb, crazy or wrong. Your feelings are valid and you are entitled to them. However, you are not entitled to act out in harmful ways towards yourself or others due to your feelings. If one is allowed to actually express and feel their feelings, the need for acting out will diminish.

    4) Create art, play games, be silly and don’t take yourself too seriously. Learn how to laugh at yourself and realize that it’s okay to be wrong sometimes. You’re just human like everyone else and no one expects you to be perfect. 

No one really has it all together or figured out. Just when you think you do, life will prove you wrong. Everyone is just another someone making their way through this world.

    5) Integrity means to do what’s right even when no one else is around to praise you or commend you for it. Own your words and and actions and take responsibility for what you do and say. Your words and actions will come to define your character.

    6) When you love yourself and learn to be happy with who you are and what you have, everything else will fall into place because the Universe is one huge reflective mirror giving back to us what we’re showing of ourselves. It is neither good, nor bad. It just is and it responds in kind as a reflection. This is one of my personal secrets to happiness. I learned how to love and accept myself, flaws and all.

    7) Express yourself. Be yourself. Live your life on your own terms. We are all reflections of each other and we are all sparks of the Universe experiencing itself subjectively. We are one. But there is only one version of you. You matter. So, don’t be afraid to take chances, say what you mean, feel your feelings, and live your life on your terms so long as you cause no harm to yourself or others.

    Jacqui Blue

    Jacqui Blue is an emerging filmmaker; director, writer, business owner and mother of five sons. Before putting herself through film school in 2011, she spent the greater part of the last decade working as a stay at home mom and wife. In 2014 she released her first documentary, Beautiful Births, which has received international acclaim and launched her own production company, Starseed Pictures. She has recently worked with James Franco and Jay Davis at Studio 4 on a short film and is now in production with a second documentary, a short film, and a web series. Learn more about Jacqui's work on IMDB or her YouTube channel.

    For more information, please visit JacquiBlue.net.

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    1. jkomanchuk
      jkomanchuk says:

      Thank you Jacqui for a great article. I spent a lot of my life trying to please others instead of loving and expressing myself. This impacted negatively both on my health and friendships. It has taken me a long time to become aware of and live your, “7 steps to be inspired.” I am happy and healthy mentally, physically and emotionally since I am no longer fearful of showing the world who I really am.

      • Jeanne Finkelstein
        Jeanne Finkelstein says:

        Jacqui, you are gifted with expressing yourself and helping others with “words of wisdom.” May you be blessed with health, happiness, prosperity and naches from
        your 5 beautiful sons. We love you ! Bubbee

      • Jacqui Blue
        Jacqui Blue says:

        Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. I’m glad you enjoyed it. It is a powerful thing to be able to accept oneself but it is an even more empowering thing to release the fear associated with believing in and loving yourself.

    2. Bernadyn Nettles (B)
      Bernadyn Nettles (B) says:

      I love that you encourage to express yourself and your feelings. I agree, less people would act out if we didn’t feel the need to hide how we felt. Thanks for sharing these inspiring words! Also, love your work with Beautiful Births documentary, it was a pleasure to collaborate with you last year 🙂

      • Jacqui Blue
        Jacqui Blue says:

        You’re welcome and thank you for the kind words. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed Beautiful Births. I have a few other projects I’m excited to share with the world when they’re completed, so I hope you’ll stay tuned to my projects.


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